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30 Years Ago Today: Hands Across America

It was 30 years ago today that Hands Across America took place. Approximately 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the continental United States. People donated money to participate. The proceeds went to fight hunger and homelessness.

Personally, I think our country could really use another event like this. Between the sideshow that is our presidential election (with the idiotic media being the ringleader), racism running rampant, shootings everywhere, and people just looking down at their phones instead of observing what’s around them, we really need to take a step back, take a breath, and band together for once. People need to learn to respect, love, and help each other. An event like Hands Across America would be perfect. Although, I have a feeling that the chain would constantly be broken from people needing one hand to hold their phone and take selfies. Oh well, it’s the thought that counts. I doubt this will ever happen again, so we’ll just have to Return to the ’80s to relive it.

End of rant. I was just going to write that first paragraph, and post the video. Then this rant just came to me. If you’re offended, put on your big boy or big girl pants, get over yourself, and enjoy this video. It will bring you back to happier times. 🙂

Aaaah! I feel better now.